The Rookie
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2002
Director: John Lee Hancock
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 786936-165432
Running time: 2:08 (128 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: August 27, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#1198)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
From the studio that brought you Remember the Titans comes an inspirational film based on a true story. Jim Morris (Dennis Quaid), father, teacher and high school coach, though his dream was over. He'd had his shot playing baseball, blew out his shoulder, and retired without ever making it to the big leagues. Then, in 1999, Coach Morris made a fateful bet with his perpetually losing team. If they won the district championship, Morris — who threw a 98 mph fastball — would try out for the majors. The team went from worst to first, and Jim, living up to his end of the bargain, threw caution to the wind and was on the road to becoming the oldest rookie in the major leagues. This heartfelt, uplifting story about not giving up on your dreams is a remarkable and affecting story that will have everyone cheering.
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Genres
Sports
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Walt Disney Pictures
 • Gran Via Productions
 • 98 MPH Productions
Media Companies:
 • Buena Vista Home Entertainment
 • Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Closed Captioned
 • "Spring Training" (Baseball Tips)
Crew
Direction
John Lee Hancock....Director
Writing
Mike Rich....Writer
Production
Philip Steuer....Executive Producer
Gordon Gray....Producer
Mark Ciardi....Producer
Mark Johnson....Producer
Cinematography
John Schwartzman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Eric L. Beason....Film Editor
Music
Carter Burwell....Composer
Steve Earle....Song Writer
Sound
Jennifer Murphy....Production Sound Mixer
Jon Johnson....Supervising Sound Editor
Ben Wilkins....Sound Editor
Brian Jennings....Sound Editor
Jeff Sawyer....Sound Editor
David E. Fluhr....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Christian P. Minkler....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Bruce Finlayson....Costume Designer
Barry Robison....Production Designer
Kevin Constant....Art Director
Barry Delaney....Costume Designer
Ron Berkeley....Make-up Artist
Margaret Johnson....Visual Effects
Digital Effects, Titles and Opticals: Buena Vista Imaging
Hal Cohen....Visual Effects
Cast
Dennis Quaid....Jimmy
Rachel Griffiths....Lorri
Jay Hernandez....Joaquin "Wack" Campos
Beth Grant....Jimmy's Mother
Angus T. Jones....Hunter
Brian Cox....Jim Sr.
Rick Gonzalez....Rudy Bonilla
Chad Lindberg....Joe David West
Angelo Spizzirri....Joel De La Garza
Royce D. Applegate....Henry
Russell Richardson....Brooks
Raynor Scheine....Frank
David Blackwell....Cal
Blue Deckert....Baseball Scout Dave Patterson
Daniel Kamin....Durham Manager Mac
Matt Williams....Owl Player #1
Miguel Salas....Owl Player #2
Eddie Alvarado....Owl Player #3
Brandon Garner....Owl Player #4
Ernest Vidaure....Owl Player #5
Canuto Rey Guerrero....Owl Player #6
Rebecca Spicher....Jessica
Raymond Rivera....Janitor
Marco Sanchez....Sanchez
Cynthia Dorn....Esther
Robert Logan....Steve Dearborn
Cory Shane Harris....Cory Jones
Seth Spiker....Tryout Catcher
Beau Holden....Orlando Heckler
Brandon Smith....Orlando Manager
Chris Sheffield....Snow Covered Catcher
Cameron Banfield....Jimmy's Brother
Barbie Burke....Female Student
Carlos A. Gonzalez....David
Kyle Scott Jackson....Baseball Scout
Bert Beatson....Player With Headphones
Tony Moore....Kenny Justin
Brian Shoop....Durham PR Director
Mark Ciardi....Tim Stewart
Matt Targac....Player Behind Backstop
Tiger King....Durham Catcher
Willie Dirden....Locker Room Attendant
Chuck Morgan....Texas Rangers P.A. Announcer
Eric Nadel....Texas Rangers Radio Announcer
Richard Dillard....Devil Rays Manager
James Fletcher....Devil Rays Pitching Coach
John Wayne Shafer....Reporter #1
Charles Sanders....Reporter #2
Randall Wallace....Texas Oilman
Jaime Alvarado....Wack's Sister
Quincy Wickson....Little League Umpire
Keith Mears....High School Umpire #1
Tim Jackson....High School Umpire #2
John Williams....Orlando Umpire #1
Jim Morris....Orlando Umpire #2
Gavin Forbis....Orlando Catcher
J. D. Evermore....Relief Pitcher #1
Robert Ellis....Relief Pitcher #2
Julio Cedillo....Relief Pitcher #3
Fred Osuna....Major League Umpire #1
Mark Baletka....Major League Umpire #2
Deborah Abbott....Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Taylor Ball....Bobbie (uncredited)
Charles Gibson....Himself (uncredited)
Ryan T. Hancock....Wildcats' 3rd Baseman (uncredited)
Michael S. Koenig....Texas Ranger Baseball Player (uncredited)
Jimmy Martinez....Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Trevor Morgan....Young Jim Morris Jr. (uncredited)
Jesse Price....Ranger's 3rd Baseman (uncredited)
Robert Rosado....Anthony Morgan (uncredited)
Aaron Wells....Student (uncredited)